Vengeance Valley – Full Length Spaghetti Western Movies
A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father’s empire all to himself.
Burt Lancaster In His BIGGEST Outdoor Adventure Drama!
The movie concerns about a baron cattle ( Ray Collins ) who takes a foreman named Owen ( Burt Lancaster ) as his own son , originating in the legitimate named Lee ( Rober Walker ) an enormous resentment for the adopted brother . An illegitimate child of Lee and Lily ( Sally Forrest ) creates more problems when the brothers ( John Ireland , Hugh O’Brian ) from her , along with a mean gunslinger ( Ted De Corsia ) are looking for revenge . Lee married to Jean ( Joanne Dru ) is seeing an opportunity to obtain his father’s cattle.
The movie is a good western with extraordinary landscapes that were shot on location in natural parks of Montana and Arizona territory . The picture has action western , drama , round-up , horseman pursuits and is quite entertaining. It’s the first Burt Lancaster’s Western and as always , he plays a honest and upright character , similarly he played in ¨Unforgiven¨ ( John Huston ). Robert Walker is fine in his last film because being early deceased at thirty two years old , he’s specially known by ¨ Strangers on the train ¨ ( Alfred Hitchcock ). George Folsey’s cinematography is glimmer and colorful as is reflected on the breathtaking and spellbound outdoors , however the photography is a little worn-out. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons , he’s the greatest production designer by the time and of Metro Goldwyn Mayer ( film producer ). The movie attained lukewarm reception by the public , achieved a moderated success , however a similar film titled ¨ Red River ¨ ( Howard Hawks ), also with the same protagonist , the attractive Joanne Dru , was much better as reviews as box office . The motion picture will appeal to Burt Lancaster fans and western genre enthusiasts.
Vengeance Valley is pretty good for a western starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Walker as brothers, one of whom adopted, whose rivalry leads to betrayal later on. Also liked the women played by Joanne Dru and Sally Forrest and Hugh O’Brian and John Ireland as the brothers of Forrest who want to kill the man who impregnated their sister. Lots of good scenes of cattle rustling and some exciting fight scenes come every now and then but there’s plenty of good drama concerning the characters too. The Technicolor stands out in this location-shot picture. Loved the narration by Carleton Carpenter as Hewie. Worthy entry for any old movie western fan.
Vengeance Valley (1951) Full Length Spaghetti Western Films